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Nov. 6, 2017
Vol. 9, No. 20
Project Baseline seeks participants for study of biomedical basis of health

Project Baseline seeks participants for study of biomedical basis of health

The large-scale study of what causes health and disease is enrolling participants at Stanford. All are welcome to apply. In particular, the project is seeking ethnic minorities and individuals with an increased risk of disease.

 
 
Regular marijuana use linked to more sex
 

Regular marijuana use linked to more sex

The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse at the population level in the United States shows a positive correlation between the two.

 
Novel technology pioneered by Stanford researchers ties brain circuits to alertness
 

Novel technology pioneered by Stanford researchers ties brain circuits to alertness

Stanford investigators were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness.

 
Clinical trial finds blood-plasma infusions for Alzheimer’s safe, promising
 

Clinical trial finds blood-plasma infusions for Alzheimer’s safe, promising

In a small safety trial based on preclinical work by a Stanford researcher, participants receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors showed some evidence of improvement.

 
Robot-assisted surgery for kidney removal associated with longer operating times, higher cost
 

Robot-assisted surgery for kidney removal associated with longer operating times, higher cost

A Stanford study of nearly 24,000 patients with kidney cancer concluded that robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries are associated with increases in operating times and cost compared with conventional laparoscopic surgeries.

 
5 Questions: Margo Thienemann on an alarming children’s psychiatric disease
 

5 Questions: Margo Thienemann on an alarming children’s psychiatric disease

Stanford clinicians helped develop the first clinical guidelines for treating pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, a psychiatric problem linked to brain inflammation.

 
Multidisciplinary care team prevails against heart defect in newborn
 

Multidisciplinary care team prevails against heart defect in newborn

A multidisciplinary care team at Packard Children’s Hospital ushered Kennedy Greenfield, hampered by a congenital heart defect, from the womb into the world.

 
New hospital, Project Baseline highlighted at State of Stanford Medicine

New hospital, Project Baseline highlighted at State of Stanford Medicine

The annual town hall meeting brought hundreds of faculty and staff together at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge to hear from the leaders of the two hospitals and medical school, as well as ask them questions.

 

  

  

Of note

A roundup of recent honors and awards. In this issue, read about Elizabeth Egan, John Ratliff, Capucine Van Rechem and others.


Inside Stanford Medicine is a twice-monthly newspaper that reports on the accomplishments and activities of the faculty, staff and students in the Stanford Medicine community. To suggest a story or to get more information, contact editor John Sanford at (650) 723-8309 or jsanford@stanford.edu.

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